I've been looking for some marketing assistance for RevenueLoan and the process has hi-lighted the most simple of tips for applicants:
- Make sure your resume is easily opened by Microsoft Word. A number of people sent me .pdf file formats which is fine but don't open reliably in Google docs.
- Make sure you say something short and interesting in your email that the gets a recruiter to open your resume. Remember that job one is converting your email into a resume opener.
- If you're in the technology field, having a vibrant social network on facebook, twitter, and linked in is an obvious filter. I use these three services as screens for all technical and business applicants.